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How long does it take to earn a black belt (shodan) in Kyokushin Karate?


I've been training Kyokushin Karate since 2007 and I'm still at 5th Kyu (senior yellow). How long is the average time training to be qualified for a 1st Dan black belt?

 
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5 years ago
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    Bernard Sinai (bernard.sinai) 5 years ago

    Osu! My Sensei sets very high standards for the students which is why we only have 4 black belts in the country with only one receiving Sandan and Sensei status. Thanks.

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5 years ago
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    Bernard Sinai (bernard.sinai) 5 years ago

    Thanks. I'm currently preparing to participate in our national games in full contact karate in November. I also have a grading coming up in September.

    Osu!

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5 years ago
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    Bernard Sinai (bernard.sinai) 5 years ago

    Osu! Thanks for your comment.

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5 years ago
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    Bernard Sinai (bernard.sinai) 5 years ago

    Osu! I guess it might take me longer because I train on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays for two hours.


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    mothsong 5 years ago

    It takes about 3-4 years on average in Shotokan, but like endless sea said, it depends on how often you train and how often you grade (usually limited to 4 times a year in most styles, with longer periods between for more senior grades).


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